Alessandro Nesta

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Alessandro Nesta (Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro ˈnɛsta]; born 19 March 1976) is an Italian professional football manager and former player. Widely considered to be one of the best centre backs of his time and also as one of the greatest defenders ever, he was best known for his pace, artistic tackles, elegance on the ball, distribution and tight marking of opponents.He made over 400 Serie A appearances in a 20-year career spread between Lazio and AC Milan, winning domestic and European honours with both clubs. Later in his career, he played in Major League Soccer (MLS) for the Montreal Impact, and for Chennaiyin of the Indian Super League. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Nesta has received more than 1,831,996 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Alessandro Nesta is the 430th most popular soccer player (down from 392nd in 2019), the 1,672nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,632nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Alessandro Nesta ranks 430 out of 16,923Before him are Wesley Sneijder, Arawa Kimura, Jan Ceulemans, Xabi Alonso, Adriano, and Takeo Wakabayashi. After him are Masuzo Madono, Steven Gerrard, Deco, Nereo Rocco, Klaus Fischer, and Robinho.

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Among people born in 1976, Alessandro Nesta ranks 18Before him are Ruud van Nistelrooy, Patrick Kluivert, Audrey Tautou, Judit Polgár, Colin Farrell, and Scott Adkins. After him are Ramzan Kadyrov, Guti, Diane Kruger, Patrick Vieira, Armin van Buuren, and Elsa Pataky.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alessandro Nesta ranks 1,672 out of 4,088Before him are Giorgio Bassani (1916), Paolo Tosti (1846), Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma (1678), Alberto Zaccheroni (1953), Rita Pavone (1945), and Alfredo Binda (1902). After him are Gio Ponti (1891), Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1838), Nereo Rocco (1912), Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377), Roger of Lauria (1245), and Simon of Trent (1472).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Alessandro Nesta ranks 34Before him are Gennaro Gattuso (1978), Daniele Massaro (1961), Alessandro Costacurta (1966), Angelo Schiavio (1905), Marco Materazzi (1973), and Gianpiero Combi (1902). After him are Nereo Rocco (1912), Gianfranco Zola (1966), Gianluca Vialli (1964), Emilio Caprile (1928), Pierino Prati (1946), and Giuseppe Bergomi (1963).